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post #1 of 11
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If you use zip ties as clamps, how do you get them off? And for taking off tubing, just pull it? This won't ever damage the tubing?
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post #2 of 11
For tubing; twist it out.
For clamps; Zip ties should just be cutted off with a scissor.
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post #3 of 11
zipties you have to cut off and your tubing will prob stick a little bit so you gotta work it off and be careful if its still attached to something
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post #4 of 11
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How do you cut them if they are on so tight?
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cut off the holding bit with a wirecutter
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post #6 of 11
You can't have them that tight on that you can't go under where the combining point is (Where you attach the other end of the ziptie).
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post #7 of 11
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cut off the holding bit with a wirecutter
Yep....
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by RuSo
cut off the holding bit with a wirecutter
Ditto. A pair of short needle nose or diaganol cutting pliers always do the trick for me. And if you're in a really tight space twisting the locking bit with pliers will force it to break.
  
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Short, sharp, serrated knife.
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post #10 of 11
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Allright I got the zip ties cutting down, but is there something I am missing with taking off 7/16" tubing off of 1/2" plastic barbs? These metal barbs are just great, the tubing slides off with some force. But these plastic ones are crazy, I have never managed to take tubing off a plastic barb yet without cutting it off the barb...
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